Trafford Design Code



Design codes for apartment buildings containing multiple residential units


Apartment buildings offer an opportunity to bring greater density, either on an individual plot or as part of a larger development. Apartments, when designed well, can bring an attractive scale and definition to a site. In that sense they are an essential part of the urban fabric. Their design must be carefully considered in order not to compromise the quality of life of their inhabitants or negatively impact on their surroundings nevertheless.

Communal spaces, well defined entrances and active frontages can all bring people together in a positive manner.

Features of apartment buildings

  1. Appropriate siting and high quality landscaping
  2. Balcony provision for each apartment
  3. Active ground floor uses
  4. Interesting and well detailed roofscape
  5. Well-articulated facades

Apartment Case Studies

Botanica Apartments

Botanica Apartments by Tim Groom Architects The site occupies a highly prominent location alongside the Bridgewater Way, a major arterial road running south west from

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The Echoes

The Echoes by Bell Phillips Architects The development is of mostly of three storeys, rising to four in part. The final side of the courtyard

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Hammond Court

Hammond Court by MAE Architects Hammond Court is a 43 dwelling mixed tenure residential scheme. The estate regeneration project replaces a series of unpopular 1970s

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Ely Court

Ely Court by Alison Brookes Architects for Catalyst Housing Ely Court is a 43-dwelling mixed-tenure regeneration scheme within Phase 1b of London’s South Kilburn Estate

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